Isotopes dating archaeological finds

Archaeology is a bit like putting together a puzzle that has lots of pieces missing.

Archaeologists don't have as much excitement and danger in their lives as portrayed in the Indiana Jones movies, but it still can be pretty exciting when they do piece together a puzzle and discover something new!

Archaeologists look at the things people from long ago left behind — their houses, clothes, bones, tools, dishes and even their garbage!

In fact, a garbage site is one of the best places to find artifacts from the past.

Among these were two bronze hooks shaped as animal heads, found in a position just below the knees. Eine im Birkamaterial ganz einzig dastehende Erscheinung ist ein Paar tierkopfförmiger Bronzehaken, die wir versuchsweise Gamaschenschlüsse nennen wollen.

Die unverrückte Lage im Grab 905 ergibt, dass die Haken Wickelgamaschen oder Unterbeinkleider aus starkem Wollstoff festgehalten haben, die in den leinenen Beinkleidern eingehakt wurden, welch letztere über das Knie hinabreichten.